Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Triple purple glitter mani!

Hey, it's a beautiful morning here in Suffolk, I hope it's as lovely where you are :) today I have a polish feast for your eyes! I mean feast, there are going to be lots of pictures...
First I used two coats of the lovely shimmering purple goodness that is Regents Palace from Nails Inc. 


It is gorgeous, nothing new or ground breaking but I love it nonetheless I'm a sucker for these rich jewel tones. It went on really smooth and dried nice and quick. I wish I had kept this on for longer than half an hour :P. 
Next I layered one coat of Bow Street again Nails Inc as I thought the colours matched pretty perfectly so I would only need one coat, I was right but the base of Bow street is quite dark.

It dried semi matte so I had a hard time trying to capture the shine and colour, it would have looked lovely if I had put a topcoat on but I knew I still wanted one more layer so I didn't bother. The final layer is Facets of Fuchsia by Revlon, again I thought that Bow street and FoF looked to have the same colour glitter and base colour, perfect match right? 
So when I put Revlon on I thought I would have an awesome glitter party on my nails but I didn't realise that the base of Facets of Fuchsia was so dark and nearly opaque :(. It totally drowned out the other glitter even when I used the thinnest coat possible but I don't mind anymore as FoF is totally pretty :)
I only used one coat of this however I like it, on some nails (can't see it in the picture) you can definitely see the other glitters influence on the overall colour and shine, if that makes any sense?? It's like the other glitter is refusing to be dulled by the dark base of Revlon and it is shining through when the light hits it....okay lol
I topped this off with one thick coat of SH ID but some nails are still gritty but I don't mind as I know I am going to take it off soon as I have tipwear already, I only put this on 24hrs ago :(. 
I haven't worn glitter nails since christmas and just thinking of the removal is making me sad...

On another note, does anyone know if it is possible that a room diffuser that is meant to be cut grass, can set off Hayfever? This morning I woke up sneezing, itchy nose, puffy eyes and generally feeling like someone has sprayed pollen in my face :( hhaha! But seriously can they? 

8 comments:

Lizzy said...

That is such a pretty combination. Even if it didn't come out how you expected. I LOVE Regents Palace! I'm unsure about the diffuser. You might have to research if they used certain plant extracts to scent it. If you're allergic to the plant, then it could definitely cause a reaction.

Lizzy said...

^We had the same problem with my sister and Pine-scented candles.

Abbienail said...

It is rather gorgeous! It's really growing on me, it looked really purple earlier on the train, it looked so lovely :).
Yeah, I've just looked all I can see were chemical numbers :/.

Bethany Taylor said...

I love glitter but I agree that the removal is horrible. It makes me sad too :(

Fingers said...

I am loving that Nails inc color! I really need that one to add to my collection! I would doubt the diffuser could do that unless it is an all natural product made from real plants. Most are fake so I would think it was from somehing else.

Abbienail said...

mmm it's the worst thing about nail varnish addiction, the removal!

Abbienail said...

I totally recommend it, it just glows! Mm yeah, it hasn't happened again so it must have been something else, maybe I just had a cold :P

arfblat said...

I love that jewel-toned purple! Beautiful combo, even if FoF was so opaque, it is still gorgeous! As for room diffusers... I have no idea, but that sounds miserable! Hope you feel better!

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